Review Of Kindle – eReader Sets Amazon’s Sales Records
The newest, latest and greatest next generation version of Amazon’s Kindle media tablet, is now the fastest selling Kindle of any previous model. The reason Amazon says, is because the newest edition of the Kindle offers superb readability, a longer expanded battery life (up to 1 month between charges), and it’s price tag, which is an affordable $139. Life long traditional Amazon.com book buyers are now beginning to convert over to the e-book versions of their favorite printed books.
Because the Kindle e-tablet has exceed projected sales in North America and throughout the world, top selling e-books that are available for reading on the Kindle continue to outsell their printed versions. All this, with Amazon’s traditional printed hardcover book sales continuing to grow.
The Association of American Publishers has recently reported that digital e-book sales during 2010 has grown over 211% percent. As a result of that, Amazon’s Kindle e-tablet sales has exceeded all expectations. Also, during the later half of this year, Amazon’s customers who has been purchasing the Top 10 Best Selling Books, has been choosing the e-books over the hardcover books at a rate of 2 to 1.
As a matter of fact, Kindle ebooks are now outselling hardbound print books for the Top 10, Top 100 and Top 1,000 best sellers, and that’s all topics and subjects. This is a remarkable achievement considering Amazon built their business selling hardcover books over 15 years ago. The Kindle based ebooks has taken over in just 36 months.
Features Of The Kindle eBook Reader
Kindle Has A Brand New, High Contrast E-Ink Screen using Pearl Technology
Providing for 50% percent better contrast. This gives you the clearest possible text as well as the sharpest images using the latest E Ink Pearl Technology display
Read Ebooks In Bright Outdoor Sunlight
Unlike typical LCD screens, the Amazon’s Kindle screen allows you to read text as if it were on real paper, with absolutely no glare. You can read the words, clear and crisp in bright outdoor sunlight, as well as in your living room or under your bedroom lamp
The Kindle Is Actually Lighter Than A Paperback Book
Weights only 8.5 ounces! and a thin 1/3 inch thick. Kindle happens to be lighter than the average paperback and thinner than a regular magazine.
The Kindle Holds Up To 3,500 Books
Amazon has doubled Kindle’s ebook storage capacity, allowing you to carry up to 3,500 ebooks
Battery Life Of Up To One Month
A single charge of the Kindle will last up to 1 month, provided you have the wireless function off. If you decide to keep the wireless on, then you can go for up to 3 weeks without recharging
Built In Wi-Fi Function
The Kindle can connect to local Wi-Fi hotspots, either at home or if you are on the road ,or in your favorite cafe downtown. Includes free Wi-Fi access from any AT&T hotspot across the United States
Quieter Page Turner Buttons
The pages turning quietly means that you won’t disturb your partner when sleeping, if you are burning the midnight oil and reading all night
Share Passages Meaningful To You
You can share meaningful passages important to you with friends or family, with the built in Facebook and Twitter integration function
Extremely Simple To Operate
You can use Kindle right out of the box, just turn it on, it’s that easy. There is no setup, no software that you need to install, or no connecting to a computer required
Has An Improved PDF Reader
Also includes a new dictionary look-up function, with notes and highlights, and supports password protected PDFs. You can easily carry all your private documents on the go
Download Books In A Quick 60 Seconds
Provides fast and free wireless delivery, you can start reading the e-books in 60 seconds
Massive Ebook Selection And Growing Daily
There are now over 750,000 books and counting, this includes 107 of the 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Also has audiobooks, blogs and periodicals. Content availability in different countries varies
Free To Download Out-of-Copyright E-Books
You can download over 1.8 million out-of-copyright ebooks for free. These are pre 1923 books that are available for free. Such books as… Pride and Prejudice etc.
Books Are Low Priced
There is a selection of over 610,000+ ebooks that are priced at $9.99 or less, this include 75+ current New York Times Best Selling titles
Get Free eBook Samples
You can download and read the first chapters of books for free before purchasing
You can lend your Kindle ebooks to other Kindle users or Kindle app users for up to 14 days. Coming soon.
You Can Read Anywhere And Everywhere Using Whispersync
Your Kindle ebooks can also be read on your: iPad, iPhone, PC computer, your Mac, Blackberry or Android device. Using Amazon’s Whispersync technology, you can sync your place across all these devices, and pick up reading where you left off
The eBooks that you purchase from Kindle’s Store are automatically backed up in your Amazon Kindle library account. You can then re-download the books wirelessly anytime
Read Out Loud
With the Text-to-Speech function, The Kindle e-reader can read English language content back to you, out loud
Blame It On The Apple iPad
Although the massive success of Apple’s iPad has not so far affected Amazon’s Kindle sales, the long-term impact of the web based Kindle electronic tablets remain unclear. Analysts predict that sales of these tablets, including the iPad, will total around 20 million units this year alone. These media tablets are expected to out sell other devices such as the e-reader.
Because of the “All in One” package that these media tablets provide, it will eventually take over other formats of consumer electronic products and devices such as media players and eventually gaming devices.
Although the pricing of these media tablets may remain a bit of a constraint right now, experts predict the majority of these tablets will will drop well below $299, in the next few years. That is why the Amazon Kindle is such a great deal at $139, although is is just an e-reader for now. It’s also predicted that these affordable electronic media devices will pose a threat to netbooks.
The biggest immediate threat to the Amazon Kindle, other than the obvious iPad, is expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Tab. There will also be other major players to sell these devices in the very near future.
Apple by the way, expects to sell more than 5 million of their iPads in the fourth quarter of 2010 alone.
E-Book Best Sellers Are Outselling Printed Versions
Amazon’s huge customer base is flocking to purchase the brand new Kindle, as many are converting over to reading electronic ink. The Kindle’s all new screen offers a 50% percent higher contrast, which delivers better readability, even in bright daylight or sunlight conditions. The Kindle also offers extended battery life as compared to the previous models, in fact up to to one month. The newest model is also light, just 8.5-ounces, and the $139 price tag are excellent reasons why it has become a best seller. The Kindle ebook reader is expected to be one of Amazon’s biggest holiday sellers by a huge margin.